Making lasagna? Try a pan with homemade ricotta cheese; good lasagna is now outstanding lasagna.
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Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe
RICOTTA CHEESE FROM SCRATCH
8 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp kosher salt
3 TBS white vinegar
Line a sieve with cheesecloth or a damp paper towel and place over a bowl.
In a large, heavy pot over moderate heat, bring the milk, cream and salt to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Add the vinegar, reduce the heat to low and continue stirring until curds form, about 3 minutes.
Pour the mixture into the lined sieve and let drain, about 10 minutes. Remove the ricotta from the sieve to a medium bowl, discarding the liquid.
Feel free to toss in some fresh herbs here, oregano or thyme would be delicious. You could also drizzle some lemon-infused olive oil on top. Enjoy.